Las Vegas gunman fired on security guard before mass shooting

Leslie Hanson
October 11, 2017

Metro Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to try to piece together the sequence of events that happened that deadly night of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Paddock shot and wounded a security guard who came to his floor at the Mandalay Bay hotel to investigate an open door down near Paddock's suite, Lombardo said, providing new details on what occurred immediately before the mass shooting.

"I was about a third of the way down the hallway and I started to hear shots go off", he told TODAY in an exclusive interview Wednesday. "I could feel them pass right behind my head. It was kind of relentless". McMahill didn't elaborate on the six minutes or why police found it hard to locate Paddock when, according to the new timeline, they had his location minutes before the assault started.

Schuck then saw hotel security guard, Jesus Campos, stick out his head from a doorway. But the revised timeline shows officers would have known where Paddock was before the mass shooting even started.

"We can not be certain about the most recent timeline that has been communicated publically (sic), and we believe what is now being expressed may not be accurate", said MGM Resorts spokesperson Debra DeShong. "We believe what is now being expressed may not be accurate".

The FBI and Las Vegas police have sorted through more than a thousand leads and examined Stephen Paddock's politics, finances, any possible terrorist radicalization and his social behavior. While on the 32nd floor, he found that a stairwell door was jammed and radioed down to maintenance.

McMahill wouldn't talk on camera, but discussed response time by hotel security and police.

Joseph Giacalone, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a retired New York City police sergeant, said the new timeline "changes everything".

Feinberg said that after an Orlando, Fla., mass shooting that killed 49 people a year ago, several collection funds pooled their donations, and that he expects the Las Vegas funds to do the same.


"Funds will be used to provide relief and financial support for him while he gets back on his feet", Rodriguez's online petition says.

Campos's co-worker Liliana Rodriguez started a GoFundMe account for him on October 3, explaining that he'd been shot while on "random patrol" and it could have been "anyone of us".

There is no indication anyone other than Paddock fired on the crowd, Lombardo said, adding investigators are talking to family members and the girlfriend of the gunman.

In this case, there was no suicide note, no manifesto, no evidence the gunman was motivated by any ideology and Paddock has no clear presence on social media, police said.

"Maybe that's enough time to get the first patrolman onto the floor but the first patrolman is not going to go knock on that customer's door and say 'What's going on with 200 holes in the door?"' Hosko said.

But despite the near-death experience, Schuck said he intends to go back to work.

"Now, there's only two impacts on those", said Assistant Sheriff Roberts.

"Currently, we do not believe there is one particular event in the suspect's life for us to key on", he said.

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